Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Porifera > Class Demospongiae > Order Halichondrida

Heteroxyidae Dendy, 1905

Rank: Family
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Family group names

Desmoxyidae Hallmann, 1917 synonym


Alloscleria Topsent, 1927
Didiscus Dendy, 1922
Halicnemia Bowerbank, 1864
Heteroxya Topsent, 1898
Higginsia Higgin, 1877
Myrmekioderma Ehlers, 1870


original description

Dendy, A. 1905. Report on the sponges collected by Professor Herdman,at Ceylon, in 1902. Pp. 57-246, pls I-XVI. In: Herdman, W.A. (Ed.), Report to the Government of Ceylon on the Pearl Oyster Fisheries of the Gulf of Manaar. 3(Supplement 18). (Royal Society: London).

basis of record

Van Soest, R.W.M.; Hooper, J.N.A. 2005. Resurrection of Desmoxya (Porifera: Halichondrida), with the description of a new species from Rockall Bank bathyal coral reefs, North Atlantic. Journal of the Marine Biological Association UK 85: 1367-1371.

additional source

Hooper, J.N.A. 2002. Family Desmoxyidae Hallmann, 1916. Pp. 755-772. In Hooper, J. N. A. & Van Soest, R. W. M. (ed.) Systema Porifera. A guide to the classification of sponges. 1 (Kluwer Academic/ Plenum Publishers: New York, Boston, Dordrecht, London, Moscow).



External Links



van Soest, R. (2014). Heteroxyidae Dendy, 1905. In: Van Soest, R.W.M; Boury-Esnault, N.; Hooper, J.N.A.; Rützler, K.; de Voogd, N.J.; Alvarez de Glasby, B.; Hajdu, E.; Pisera, A.B.; Manconi, R.; Schoenberg, C.; Janussen, D.; Tabachnick, K.R., Klautau, M.; Picton, B.; Kelly, M.; Vacelet, J.; Dohrmann, M.; Cristina Díaz, M.; Cárdenas, P. (2014) World Porifera database. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:165967




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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